Elan 170 Series Envelope Production Printer

A flexible approach to inkjet production.

This first of a kind, field upgradable, low maintenance, modular inkjet printing platform is being released in phases, with an initial color pigment inkjet solution supporting:

• Waterfast Pigment CMYK ink set
• Print Transport support sheet sizes up to 22 inches wide and 30″ long and a maximum print width of 12.7″, with media up to 1″ thick.
• Standard Envelope Feeder supports sizes up to 12″ x 12″
• Standard Cut Sheet Feeder supports sizes up to 19″ x 13″
• Other feeding options available.

• Print speeds of up to 170 letter impressions per minute
• Simplex and “work and turn” duplex

This flexible platform is ideally suited to:

• Direct mail
• Envelopes
• Paper bags
• Flyers
• Sales Sheets
• Menus
• Packaging
• Business Cards, and more.

An add-on automatic duplex option is targeted for release to provide the additional capability of single pass duplex for direct mail, promotional, and publishing applications, with double the throughput.

Other modules with alternative inkjet and coating technologies are planned for the platform, including support for specialty & security inks.

Print Productivity & Resolution

Productivity of up to 170 letter images per minute.

Print Resolutions of up to 1600 x 1600 dpi.

Print speeds up to 30 inches per second.

Powered by Memjet® DuraFlex™

Memjet® DuraFlex™ Printheads are CMYK single pass print heads with a print width of 12.7″.
The waterfast pigment ink is ideally suited to a wide range of applications, from regular bond stock, to envelopes, labels, corrugated, and much more.
High levels of quality control ensure that your first print of the day is the same as your last.

Paper Format, Weight & Flexibility


Maximum media width:
Standard 18″ (457mm) – Other options available upon request.


400gsm+/30pt +

Support for corrugated.


Inkjet treated and uncoated paper substrates

Paper, envelopes, paper bags, corrugated.

Easy Software Workflow Integration

Ease of integration with all standard files and custom workflows

PDF-based workflow supporting versions up to and including PDF 1.7, PDF/X-1, PDF/X3, PDF/X-4, PDF/VT
Industry standard workflow, integrations and optional support for: PostScript, PCL, AFP, IPDS, Metacode, Xerox VIPP
Support for variable workflow solutions such as Quadient Inspire, Objectif Lune, etc.

Production performance and system reporting as standard

Integration support for pre-flight, imposition, workflow automatin tools, MIS systems, Web-to-print
ICC compliant color workflow